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Exclude Recycle Bin from searches


#1

When I do a search I don't want to look through all the recycle bin. Right now, my search results take a long time and include locations like: C:$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-3400838258-2061731878-1392087733-5167#ROQDON1

I have created a filter, but it doesn't seem to work.

Location No Match $Recycle
Use wildcards (checked)

I just can't seem to figure out the correct setup.

Thanks,

Bill


#2

That should work as you've described.

Could you post a screenshot showing what the Find panel looks like just before you click "Find" so we can see all the details?


#3

Leo, I wish I could, but I don't know how to get it into the forum. I have also saved the screen shots a Word .docx file and it won't let me attach that.


#4

I think I got it attached.



#5

Those results are showing files that aren't even underneath the folder you're searching. Are you sure they're not coming from a previous search? Do you have the Clear previous results option checked?


#6

Jon, minor issue. As you know, DO can have two lister screens. I was in the C:\Users\bill.lofgren\Documents lister when I hit Ctrl-F, but trust me, the results you see are for the search criteria. This is starting from C:. If you really need it, I can do another set screen pics and show you, but trust me, it is correct.


#7

Yes please. A screenshot where we can see the whole Find panel could reveal something important that we can't see at the moment.


#8

Sorry, attached wrong file before.



#9

Ok, so that screenshot is showing you're using the Simple Find mode, which doesn't support location filtering. You need to actually have the Advanced tab selected to use the Advanced Find mode.


#10

OK, so what am I doing wrong? Below is the Advanced tab. How do I setup to look for the name of a file and have the filters applied?


#11

Based on what you currently have:

Name, Match, msvcr120.dll
And
Full Path, No Match, *$Recycle.Bin*, Use wildcards

It will then find all items named msvcr120.dll which aren't below any folders named $Recycle.Bin.

If you want to exclude things below .svn folders as well, you can add another Full Path condition, or use wildcards to make the one you have handle both folders, e.g. *($Recycle.Bin|.svn)*

It's also possible to exclude folders in a faster way, but let's go into that once we have the basics working, or it'll get complicated.


#12

I see now. I thought you set up the filters and they were applied to whatever you were searching for in the fields in simple. I didn't realize that it was two separate entities. Thanks.


#13

If that's working now, and you want to make it more efficient, have a look at the Subfolder example #3 here: How to filter items by location or sub-folder

The difference is only worthwhile if the folder(s) you are excluding have a lot of files below them, so don't worry about it (and keep things simple) if they don't.


#14

Thanks, all set.